Two plays will be presented in April at the Cascades Theatre.
Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead March 31-April 3. Twelve Angry Jurors April 29-May 14.
12 Angry Jurors is an update of 12 Angry Men, which was an acclaimed TV production, movie and play. The setting is a jury deliberation room for a murder trial. As the jury enters, it’s clear that most of them think the
defendant—a teenage boy—is guilty of murdering his father. They seem eager to condemn the boy without much discussion. However, when the first vote is cast, there’s one hold-out, forcing a debate among the jurors.
Arguments grow heated, tempers grow short and the participants become 12 angry jurors.
Brad Thompson will direct the play. Performances are Thursday through Saturday at 7:30pm and Sunday at 2pm. Thursday, April 28 is the play’s Preview Night offering reduced price tickets that can be purchased at the
On April 30 there will be a special section of the theater where the play will be signed for deaf theatergoers.
Cascades Theatre tickets are $20 for adults, $16 for seniors (60+), and $13 for students. Group rates for for 10 or more are available. Call the Box Office at 541-389-0803 to make arrangements.
Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead (March 31-April 3).
When CB’s dog dies from rabies, CB begins to question the existence of an afterlife. His best friend is too burnt out to provide any coherent speculation; his sister has gone goth; his ex-girlfriend has recently been institutionalized; and his other friends are too inebriated to give him any sort of solace. But a chance meeting with an artistic kid, the target of this group’s bullying, offers CB peace of mind and sets in motion a friendship that will push teen angst to the very limits.
The play is part of the theater’s Black Box series that explores the darker, more complex sides of life, love and relationships. It is directed by Jared Rasic. Black Box plays are $15 for adults and $12 for seniors and students.
All Aspects Shakespeare Festival (Billy Shakes) On April 16 at 11am, Cascades Theatre will host the 3rd Annual Billy Shakes Monologue Festival. CTC’s All Aspects Teen Theatre is running the event. Any student can enter. Participation is free.
Each contestant will be asked to present a prepared monologue or sonnet to our three judges. Students will be judged on presentation, character choice and knowledge and comfort with the language. After the first round, the top contestants will be given a new monologue and 15 minutes to prepare.
There will be prizes for the winners and everyone who participates will get a ticket to the theater’s spring production of 12 Angry Jurors.
Prior to the competition, there will be a workshop on how an actor can find an inner-monologue in the words of Shakespeare. All ages and levels are welcome. The free workshop will run from 10-11am.
To register for the festival or the workshop send an email to email@example.com.
148 NW Greenwood Avenue (between Hill and Harriman Streets downtown).
Bend, OR 97701 541-389-0803 www.cascadestheatrical.org